Police throw news hounds off the scent

Reporters will no longer be able to monitor the force's radio frequencies when transmissions go digital in November

Monday, 2 February, 2004, 12:00am

Thousands lured by Web competition

Thousands of young people have improved their computer skills and put themselves in the running to win more than $1 million in prizes from a Web design competition.

A total of 2,008 people entered the contest, which aims to boost understanding of the economy and cultivate information technology skills among youngsters.

8 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Scanner shows better details

SOME professionals working in pre-press and also publishing companies may sigh and even complain to their bosses that the colour scanners they use for desktop publishing can not produce good images.

In the market, it is not difficult at all to find that there are a lot of different types of colour scanners - hand-helds, flatbeds and drum scanners.

26 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Telephone scanners target of law review

EAVESDROPPERS with mobile telephone scanners might be forced to register their equipment in the same way as owners of private firearms, authorities warned yesterday.

The Secretary for Economic Services, Gordon Siu Kwing-chue, said plans to tighten laws against telephone eavesdropping would tackle the prevalence of scanning equipment.

13 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Flat bed scanners better but cost more

I NEED to buy a scanner for use with my PC, but am not sure whether to go in for a desktop model or a hand-held one. What is the difference between the two, how exactly does a scanner work, and what software do I need with it? IAN MURRAY Sek Kong A flat bed scanner (as the desktop version you refer to is called) resembles a small photocopying machine.

14 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Four held over taxi radio sets

FOUR taxi drivers were arrested yesterday for illegal possession and use of mobile radio equipment.

Inspector Gordon Leung Wing-foo of Hongkong Island Traffic Headquarters said the operation - conducted with the new Office of Telecommunication Authority - focused on illegal transceivers.

21 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Keep mobile calls boring

EVER since the invention of the keyhole, the technology available to eavesdroppers and Peeping Toms has kept them one step ahead of their victims. Mobile telephones now attract snoopers with mobile scanners.

1 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

Phone call snoopers to face probe

SNOOPERS who scan mobile telephone conversations will be targeted in an investigation into surveillance laws by the Law Reform Commission.

31 May 1993 - 12:00am